The Mountain Riders environmental group are launching a new national zero waste reduction program waste in the mountains, to be called “Montagne Zéro Déchet”.

The plan is to increase the number of clearing sessions and to encourage the reduction of waste at source and will coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the lobbying group.

The association is aiming to pull together all the different mountain bodies, including town halls, tourist offices, lift companies, individuals and holidaymakers.

They are also hoping to look into how the closure of the lifts have affected the mountain. Mountain Riders claim that the closure of ski lifts mean that different areas saw an increase in litter, especially beginners slopes, snowshoeing and hiking routes, car parks, tobogganing and picnic areas.

A new platform “J’agis pour la nature” (I act for nature) will be created to help put the message across.